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Poster: straycat111 Date: Nov 7, 2008 12:45pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: putting these films on dvd

I hate to answer a question with a question - but do you mean to just save/store the film as a file on a DVD or to burn it so it will play in a DVD player (or a PC with a DVD player)?

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Poster: coonsanders Date: Nov 7, 2008 1:08pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: putting these films on dvd

hi
to burn it so itll play on a dvd player.....

coonsanders

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Poster: straycat111 Date: Nov 7, 2008 6:50pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: putting these films on dvd

Hi coonsanders -

Okay, I was just wondering. I usually save the original video files on DVD to view on my PC/laptop. If I like a film enough to want a playable DVD of it, it's easier & faster to obtain a copy of it on DVD and make a DVD2DVD dup from that.

I'm sure folks here will come along and give you some great specifics that will be of help. But, if you have never done any DVD burning from video files, be forewarned the conversion can take a LOT of time even with the fastest PC!

Also, info on your PC and software will be of help to people - e.g. your OS (Windows, Mac, Linux) your processor speed, memory, free space on your disk, if you have any DVD burning software, like "Nero". (There's some good free video conversion/burning software available online.)

There's some really great forums that deal specifically - or mostly - with video to DVD coversion that they are fine places to read up and ask questions. One such forum would be at VideoHelp.com, here's the link:

http://forum.videohelp.com

Probably not much help from me here, lol, but there are some people who can walk you right through it, starting with what video file type you're going to use as your source - mpg, mpeg, flv, avi, wmv, mov, etc.

Once you get the idea of it, I'd suggest getting a bunch of blank DVDs and try making a few "test" DVDs from some of the small-size, short time length video files here first.

But the big thing is patience when you convert a large, feature-length video to DVD. Unless someone here has a 'fast method" to share, you'll have a _lot of time_ to kill as the conversion process is going on.

Once you do some short "throw-away" test runs you'll soon have the hang of the procedure involved and have an idea of the time frame that it will take for bigger, longer videos.

(As you can probably tell, I'm not a big fan of long waits.)

Good luck and happy burning!


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Poster: coonsanders Date: Nov 7, 2008 7:28pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: putting these films on dvd

hi stray
yea i have made copies of dvds that someone made 4 me with
nero 6 but ive never done it from this website before.it
seems to be a long process.a few hours to save it to my ha
-rd drive.......thanks.

coonsanders

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Poster: straycat111 Date: Nov 7, 2008 7:34pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: putting these films on dvd

Yeah, what really take up time is the conversion process itself, not the burning.

The software you use can give varying results. Nero is kinda "bulky" for my taste. I use probably 5-6 different video conversion & burning programs depending on what I want to do.

Here's one freeware DVD authoring program that's less bulky that you could check out - it also has a free guide and help forum at the site:

http://www.dvdflick.net/index.php

"DVD Flick

About DVD Flick
DVD Flick aims to be a simple but at the same time powerful DVD Authoring tool. It can take a number of video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player, Media Center or Home Cinema Set. You can add additional custom audio tracks, subtitles as well as a menu for easier navigation.

Features

Burn near any video file to DVD
Support for over 45 file formats
Support for over 60 video codecs
Support for over 40 audio codecs
Easily add a menu
Add your own subtitles
Easy to use interface
Burn your project to disc after encoding
Completely free without any adware, spyware or limitations"

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Poster: coonsanders Date: Nov 8, 2008 3:47am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: putting these films on dvd

thanks

coonsanders

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Poster: Campfire Date: Nov 10, 2008 11:00am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: putting these films on dvd

I recommend your getting a program called ConvertXtoDVD. It's fairly simple, can handle most common video formats, and can be run almost automatically or used for more complex menus and settings. As for conversion time, which everyone here seems so concerned about, it will convert a feature film or its equivalent in about an hour, plus howevermuch additional time your system takes to burn a disk.